Knowledge and Liberation in Classical Indian Thought
By (author) Pofessor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
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Knowledge and Liberation in Classical Indian Thought by Pofessor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
Book DescriptionClassical Indian schools of philosophy undertake major debates on a variety of issues with the formal aim of attaining a supreme end to existence - liberation from the cycle of lives. This book looks at four conceptions of liberation and the way analytic inquiry and philosophical knowledge are held to lead in its attainment. The central motivation of Indian philosophy - the quest for the Highest Good - is recognised but also situated in the rigorous and analytic philosophical activity of these thinkers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333927472
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pofessor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
Hindu and Buddhist Ideas in Dialogue, Hardback (June 2012)
The debates between various Buddhist and Hindu philosophical systems about the existence, definition and nature of self, occupy a central place in the history of Indian philosophy and religion. This book presents the sophisticated range of positions held by various systems of thought in classical India.
Indian Philosophy and the Consequences of Knowledge, Hardback (June 2007)» View all books by Pofessor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
A collection of essays, setting out both the special concern of classical Indian thought and some of its potential contributions to global philosophy. This book offers some arguments made by different schools about this special concern: the way in which attainment of knowledge of reality transforms human nature in a fundamentally liberating way.
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Author Biography - Pofessor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
CHAKRAVARTHI RAM-PRASAD is a Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at Lancaster University. He is the author of many articles on Indian metaphysics and epistemology, religion and politics, and classical Hinduism.
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